Summer is just around the corner. This site has some educational and fun ideas for your preschool children. Happy summer!
My friend teaches her children how to sew by using lined notebook paper. You use the lines on the paper to sew a straight line.
You don’t use thread because the needle makes nice punch marks on the paper.
Your child keeps practicing until he or she can sew a straight line.
Trace a square shape on paper to teach stopping and pivoting the needle to change sewing directions.
Sewing a paper circle is even more challenging.
Use any Montessori shape to do this exercise.
I just saw a large, reddish bright spot in the night sky, which was the space station racing across northwest ridge of the mountains.
Heaven’s Above has a really complete site to help you not only find out what you just saw, but the actual schedule of satellites that will be in your night sky. I’ve been a satellite watcher since the days of spunik! There just something compelling about them.
I’m watching the Thunderbirds from my backyard today. I tried to take a picture, but they seem to fly by as fast as hummingbirds. If you look at the link, you can see their schedule for 2008. It’s an event worth seeing. I am always amazed at the feats and the speed of the aircraft and pilots.
I love all the great free printouts at Ellen McHenry’s Basement Workshop.
The botany section has Tree Leaf Bingo that works so well with Montessori botany lessons.
Check out the other free downloads for Oceanography, the Human Body, Animal Science and Microbiology.
You can’t beat this site for exciting curriculum and ideas.
I’m addicted to reading Confessions of a Montessori Mom. The articles are so practical and down to earth. We all need someone to assure us and this blog does this. What a nice person!
Montessori Free Fall is a great blog with wonderful pictures and ideas.
Yummy, sugar free lemonade?
I’ve gotten lots of lemons lately and I love lemonade, but not all the sugar.
I found some all natural, stevia extract powder at Whole Foods. I thought I’d try it with my homemade lemonade.
I couldn’t believe how great it tastes with fresh squeezed lemons, water and ice.
It’s the best lemonade!